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Former world number 1 was supposed to play Auger-Aliassime
Andy Murray of Great Britain withdrew from the singles draw at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, citing a right quad injury. The 34-year-old plans to continue in the doubles draw with Joe Salisbury.
“I’m really disappointed to have to retire but the medical staff advised me against competing in both events so I made the difficult decision to retire from the singles and focus on the doubles,” Murray said. Olympics.com.
The former world No. 1 is a double Olympic gold medalist in singles (2012 and 2016). Murray teamed up with Salisbury on Saturday to beat second seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France in the first round of the doubles draw. The British will face the Germans Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz in the second round.
Murray, who was due to face Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in singles, was replaced by Australian Max Purcell. Hungarian Marton Fucsovics also retired (right shoulder), and was replaced by Australian Luke Saville.